December 29, 2017
Finding out that you need a tooth removed brings up all sorts of feelings. Anxiety, dread, or fear might be some of the emotions you are feeling. Your dentist in Syracuse wants you to know that extractions don’t have to be frightening or even painful thanks to modern dentistry and an excellent dental team. Here are some circumstances that may require an extraction and what you can expect during your procedure.
Why Do I Need an Extraction?
There are a few different reasons your dentist may recommend an extraction such as:
- An infected or injured tooth: When your tooth becomes infected or traumatized beyond what a root canal can repair, it may need to be removed in order to protect your other teeth.
- Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth arrive at the very back of your mouth and sometimes it’s hard to brush and floss them properly. They also may crowd your other teeth and cause shifting. If they remain impacted, or stuck below the gum line, it can lead to an infection. For any of these reasons, your dentist would recommend that your wisdom teeth be removed.
- Orthodontics: Patients who suffer from severe crowding may benefit from extractions in order to make aligning their teeth more efficient and successful.
- Periodontal disease: Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease causes an infection of your gums and jawbone. Because these are the main support system for your teeth, if gum disease is left untreated, it can result in tooth loss.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Your dentist will use the best dental anesthetics to ensure that you don’t feel anything during your procedure. Most extractions go very smoothly and patients are pleasantly surprised at how simple the procedure was.
If your extraction is difficult such as an impacted wisdom tooth, or a broken tooth in pieces, your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon who specializes in complex extraction cases.
If you need a tooth removed, it’s important not to delay your treatment so you don’t experience infection or damage to other teeth. Contact your dentist today to learn more.
About Creative Dental Concepts
Dr. Gregory Craybas and Dr. Donald Crumb lead the team at Creative Dental Concepts. They focus on providing comprehensive and high quality dental care to patients in Syracuse, NY. Individualized attention and excellent service are what patients can expect when they choose Creative Dental Concepts as their dental home.
If you would like to contact our office, we can be reached through our website or by calling 315-475-6641.
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